Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Wedding Nest

 Last week i met up for a chat with Jacqui from The Wedding Nest 
Firstly - where was this registry when i got married!!!???
Secondly - we had a very unconventional 'meeting' of a coffee {ok yes thats normal}.... 
Then we got our bikinis on & went for a swim at Balmoral! Hello - my kinda get together!

Like our style of 'business meeting', this registry isn't your conventional arrangement!
Although they do have the registry 'basics' {kitchenware & linen} the focus is on beautiful home wares, statement artwork & furniture.
To help guide your choices, the site is curated in 4 styles - French, Eclectic, Beach & Contemporary.

Jacqui tells me they stared the business after their own weddings, when they realised there was a gap in the market.
None of the beautiful things they'd seen in magazines were available on any registries so they set about creating the type of registry they had wanted to use themselves!

The Wedding Nest thrives on making it personal;
They love the couple to provide them with magazine pages, Pinterest boards etc & can help curate registry items based on your style.
There is even a styling service by Imogen Naylor, who will help you choose items & then style it once the goods arrive!

Im having trouble looking at their stunning website without wanting to re-do my wedding registry! {vow renewal??}

Registries are laid out visually so your guests can see the 'look' they are helping to create.
This 'lookbook' style & reference images helps make the registry more personal & the gift giver not feel like 
they are 'just giving a vase but contributing to the whole style of your home'.

Some of their suppliers include; Penny Farthing Design House, Ahoy Trader, Bonnie & Neil, Mud Australia, Uashmama & Mateus Ceramics. But they also have one off items from exotic locations - think juju headdresses & cowrie shell necklaces.

If you are about to tie the knot get on over to The Wedding Nest & deck out that house of yours :)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Floral Love

Who says you need to put beautiful flowers in a vase!

 Via Lveland

Monday, October 28, 2013

Bathing Beauty

I came across this image the other day and fell in love. 
While designing a bathroom recently, the debate over the possibility of not having a shower screen came up.
{And caused quite a reaction when i put the idea out there for comment on facebook!}
In this case i think it works a treat - Im also loving the exposed rail shower & the choice of tiles.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Oh the places you'll go...

And heres my last post for 'nursery week'
Sorry to all my friends who have emailed asking 'if there was something they should know?' {no theres not!!!}

I love this space in last months Home Beautiful {just excuse my dodgy i phone photo of it!}
A world map is one of my favourite decorating items for a children's room. 
I can one day imagine showing my kids all the places we have been & they can go!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Modern Chic Nursery

I am seriously loving this nursery! Its modern & chic, but also fun! 
Belonging to baby Dash - son of photographer Max & Margeaux Wagner. 
My 2 favourite parts? The very cool curtains & the beautiful Baby Elephant print from The Animal Print Shop
You can read more about the nursery here 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom

This little wisdom has had a big impact on me this week. 
Saw it on instagram when i was feeling a bit glum & have been thinking about it ever since.
It was a huge reminder that things could be a whoooole lot worse in this world.
Sometimes we need to be reminded that we are very lucky to be who we are, live where we do & have what we have. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Nursery Week!

At the moment i think i may be the only person i know who isn't pregnant or has a baby!
In any case, i know when its my turn i'm going to go a little mental decorating the nursery. 
So this week i have decided to feature a couple of swoon worthy nurseries i have seen of late!

I just stumbled over this piece of gorgeousness - i love every single element of it!
The nursery of Harper, the daughter of Veronika {serious yummy mummy} from Veronikas Blushing
Head on over to her blog post here for all the details :)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Camilla for Designer Rugs

On Tuesday night i attended the launch of the Camilla for Designer Rugs collection.
It was an amazingly styled event...
 A riot of colour, flowers hanging from the ceiling, french bubbly, summery cocktails & Moroccan food.
And lets be honest - i left there wanting a new Kaftan {and rug of course!}

Images of the event above from the Camilla Facebook Page

{Endless Summer Rug}

{Formentera Rug}

{Hydra Rug}

Thursday, October 17, 2013

My Clients New Armchair

Last Friday i received the best text message & photo from one of my clients..
This amazing chair i had made for their bedroom had arrived!!
I fell in love with this fabric the second i saw it, and luckily they trusted me & ran with it.
Needless to say both myself and my client are thrilled with the result! LOVE! 
{Not only is it pretty, its also extremely comfy!}

You can see more of my work at 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My Work in Home Beautiful

I was a little more than a tad excited yesterday when the latest Home Beautiful hit the shelves.
Not one, but two of my recent projects are featured in the November issue! 
This is the first time since going out on my own that any of my work has been featured.
And in my favourite magazine too - As you can imagine I'm thrilled!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Work Spaces

We are currently living with my inlaws while we are in between selling our apartment & looking for a new home. 
Luckily for me there was a space where i could set up a bit of a interim home office for myself.
So off we went to Ikea & i grabbed myself a set of Alex drawers & a great 2m Long Linnmon benchtop.
So simple, yet i am loving such a great big space to work at!  
Given my fledgeling new workspace, I thought it was time for another 'office inspo' post! 
The image below {Samantha Wills office}uses the same pieces as i have - its all in the styling people :)


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